The Spectacular December Solar Eclipse in Siak
Every astrological event that is visible to humans is a sight for sore eyes. Lucky for you, on the 26th of December 2019 an annular solar eclipse occurs through a narrow corridor sweeping from the Arabian peninsula all the way to the Pacific Ocean via southern India, the Bay of Bengal, Singapore, and Indonesia, which is known as “the path of annularity”. When the eclipse reaches the landfall on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, a maximum annular eclipse is going to occur and will last for 3 minutes and 40 seconds 100 kilometers north-east of Pekanbaru, precisely at the town of Siak Sri Indrapura. The view from this spot is surely going to be something that is worth witnessing. HOW TO GET TO SIAK? First, one has to fly to Sultan Syarief Kasim II International Airport in Pekanbaru. There are two public transportation options once you get there: by bus or by boat. If you choose to ride a bus, you will have to go through either Pekanbaru-Pangkalan Kerinci route which takes 2-3 hours or Rumbai-Minas-Perawang route and then continue by ferry. However, if you choose to go by boat, there is a direct boat from Sungai Duku harbor in Pekanbaru and it takes 2 hours to get to Siak.